Approvals

Approvals, Acceptance and Compliance

To make it easier to find what you're looking for, click on the category:

EMS Safety's Training Programs have been reviewed and approved by numerous federal, state, local and private organizations. See below for a list of some of our approvals. At EMS Safety we are always seeking out new agencies to review our programs. Contact us or complete the approval request form if you need a program approval, and we will assist with the approval process. Approval letters are available upon request.

Approval Request Form

The Approval Process: Some state agencies approve CPR, AED, and First Aid programs for specific uses, such as childcare providers or dentists. Other states mandate what program elements are required and do not have a formal approval process. When an approval process does exist, EMS Safety will submit the program to the appropriate agency, usually a state department or board. It's often our Instructors who inform us about approval opportunities. Contact us with program approval questions, or if you need us to get an approval started. We can help you check the regulations and determine if an approval process exists for your need.

A Word on OSHA: The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not approve programs. EMS Safety's CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens training programs are OSHA-compliant and meet the regulations. For more information on what is required by OSHA, visit their website at www.osha.gov, or click on the link for Bloodborne Pathogens requirements and first aid requirements.

Federal Approvals

  • United States Coast Guard (USCG)
  • United States Department of Labor, Mine Safety & Health Administration
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

Private Organization Approvals

  • Girls Scouts of America
  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) - Professional Rescuers Program
  • American College of Sports Medicine - Professional Rescuers and CPR/AED & First Aid programs
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) - CPR/AED, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, Professional Rescuers Program
  • Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ADP) - Professional Rescuers Program
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • American Camp Association (ACA)
  • American Medical Response (AMR) - California, Santa Barbara County - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer - Professional Rescuers Program
  • CAPCE (Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education) Activity # 11-CECB-F2-3900 - BLS for Healthcare Providers Program
  • Intermountain Healthcare - Professional Rescuers Program
  • National Athletic Trainer Association (NATA)
  • National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
  • National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA)
  • National Personal Training Institute (AED, CPR, First Aid)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association - Professional Rescuers Program
  • USA Swimming

State Agency, Board and Municipality Approvals

  • Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of EMS - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, EMS Unit - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Alaska Department of Health and Social Services - CPR, AED and First Aid
  • Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Childcare Program Office - Childcare CPR & First Aid
  • Arizona Board of Dentistry - Professional Rescuer
  • Arizona State Board of Optometry
  • Arkansas Department of Human Services
  • Arkansas Division of Childhood Care and Early Childhood Education
  • California, Dental Board (Approved for recertification only - click here for more information)
  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Meet standard) - CPR/AED
  • California Emergency Medical Services Authority (for Childcare)
  • California Emergency Medical Services Authority (for Bus Drivers)
  • California, County of Orange Emergency Medical Services
  • California, County of San Diego EMS Office - Professional Rescuers Program
  • California, ICEMA, San Bernardino/Inyo/Mono - Professional Rescuers Program
  • California, Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency - Professional Rescuers Program
  • California, Physical Therapy Board - Professional Rescuers Program
  • California, Sacramento County, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of EMS (Meets requirements)
  • California, San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency (Pro Rescuer Program)
  • California, Santa Barbara County EMS Agency (Professional Rescuer Program)
  • California, Sierra-Sacramento Valley EMS Agency (Professional Rescuer Program)
  • California, San Luis Obispo EMS Agency (Professional Rescuer Program)
  • California, Ventura County EMS Agency (Professional Rescuer Program)
  • Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment/Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division - Professional Rescuer Program
  • Connecticut Department of Developmental Services
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health, Office of EMS - Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support
  • Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (Meets standard) - Childcare CPR & First Aid
  • Delaware Office of EMS - Professional Rescuer Program
  • Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) (AED, CPR, Professional Rescuer Program)
  • Florida Board of Dentistry (Meets Requirements)
  • Florida Department of Children and Families (meets "Consumer Tips" standards for Childcare Providers)
  • Florida Department of Health (Bureau of Emergency Medical Services) - For Professional Rescuers Program
  • Georgia Board of Dentistry - Professional Rescuer Program
  • Georgia Department of Community Health - Professional Rescuer
  • Hawaii Board of Dental Examiners - CEU's for HI dental examiners (Professional Rescuer Program)
  • Hawaii Department of Human Services
  • Idaho Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Preparedness (Meets standard) - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (Meets Requirements)
  • Idaho Outfitters & Guides Licensing Board
  • IdahoSTARS (Childcare CPR, AED and First Aid)
  • Illinois Department of Children & Family Services - Pediatric CPR and First Aid
  • Illinois Department of Public Health - CPR/AED
  • Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of EMS (CECBEMS, Meets standard) - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Indiana Department of Education, Office of Educator Licensing & Development
  • Indiana Family & Social Services Administration
  • Iowa Bureau of EMS - Professional Rescuer
  • Iowa Dental Board (CPR, AED, First Aid)
  • Iowa Department of Human Services, Division of Adult, Children and Family Services - Instructors must apply with the the department (Download Application | Download Instructions)
  • Kansas Board of EMS - Professional Rescuer Program
  • Kansas Dental Board
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment (Meets standard) - Childcare CPR & First Aid
  • Kentucky Board of Dentistry (Meets Requirements)
  • Kentucky Board of EMS
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (Meets Requirements)
  • Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services - Childcare CPR & First Aid
  • Louisiana Board of Dentistry - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Louisiana Board of Pharmacy - BLS for Healthcare Providers
  • Louisiana Department Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health CPR/AED, Basic First Aid, Professional Rescuers, & Childcare
  • Maine Board of Dental Examiners
  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services - Childcare CPR & First Aid
  • Maine Emergency Medical Services - Professional Rescuer Program
  • Maryland Institute For Emergency Medical Services
  • Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners
  • Maryland State Department of Education
  • Maryland State Department of Education - Childcare CPR & First Aid
  • Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care - Childcare CPR & First Aid
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers, Department of Community Health (Meets standard) - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Michigan Board of Dentistry
  • Michigan Department of Community Health, Board of Dentistry - Bloodborne Pathogens Program
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • Michigan Department of Human Services - for childcare and adult care providers
  • Mississippi Department of Health - Pediatric CPR and First Aid
  • Missouri Bureau of EMS - Professional Rescuer Program
  • Missouri Dental Board (Meet Requirements)
  • Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services - (Instructions)
  • Missouri State Board of Optometry (Meets Requirements)
  • Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, EMS and Trauma Systems - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Emergency Medical Services - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (Childcare - Pediatrics)
  • Nebraska Division of Emergency Medical Services
  • Nevada Registry
  • Nevada - Southern Nevada Health District
  • Nevada State Health Division of EMS - (CECBEMS) Professional Rescuers Program
  • New Hampshire Board of Dentistry (Approved-PACE)
  • New Hampshire Department of Safety, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services - (CECBEMS) Professional Rescuers Program
  • New Hampshire OEMS - Professional Rescuer
  • New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services - Professional Rescuers Program
  • New Jersey Office of EMS - BLS for Professional Resuers
  • New Jersey State Board of Dentistry - Professional Rescuers Program
  • New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy - Professional Rescuers Program
  • New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists - CPR and First Aid
  • New Mexico Board of Dental Healthcare - Professional Rescuers Program
  • New Mexico
  • New Mexico EMS Bureau - Professional Rescuers Program
  • New Mexico Environmental Department
  • New Mexico Massage Therapists
  • New York Aspire Program - Childcare CPR & First Aid - Instructions
  • New York Department of Health, Children's Camps and Bathing Facilities - Professional Rescuers Program
  • New York Department of Health, Children's Camps - CPR & First Aid
  • New York State Department of Health - Bureau of EMS - Professional Rescuers Program
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Facility Services, Office of EMS
  • North Dakota Department of Health - Professional Rescuer Program
  • North Dakota State Board of Dental Examiners - Professional Rescuer Program
  • Ohio Department of Health - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services - CPR and First Aid for Childcare Providers (must complete Training Form for each student)
  • Ohio Department of Public Safety, Emergency Medical Services - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Ohio Division of EMS - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Oklahoma State Health Department, EMS Systems - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Oregon - Professional Rescuers Program (Accepts CECBEMS)
  • Oregon Department of Human Services - Contact us for specific details
  • Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services, Building Codes Division - CPR & First Aid
  • Oregon Department of Consumer & Business Services, Board of Boiler Rules - CPR & First Aid (CEUs available)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health (AED, CPR, First Aid, Professional Rescuer Program)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of EMS - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Adult Residential Licensing - CPR and First Aid
  • Pennsylvania Keystone STARS Program - Childcare CPR/First Aid - Additional Application Required - Please see How to Teach PA Keystone STARS.
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy - Community Rescuers Program
  • Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of EMS - Professional Rescuers Program
  • South Carolina Department of Health - Emergency Management Division
  • South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Bureau of Health Facilities Licensing (CPR, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens)
  • South Dakota Department of Public Safety, Office of EMS - Professional Rescuers Program
  • South Dakota Department of Social Services, Division of Childcare -  Childcare CPR and First Aid
  • Tennessee Bureau of Health Licensure & Regulation, Division of EMS - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Tennessee Department of Human Services - Child and Adult Licensing  - Childcare CPR and First Aid Program
  • Tennessee Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Texas Department of State Health Services, Midwifery - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Texas Department of State Health Services, Office of EMS/Trauma System - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Texas - Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas - CPR/AED & First Aid
  • Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (meets standards)
  • Utah Department of Health, Bureau of EMS - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Licensing, Childcare Division
  • Vermont Department for Children and Families - Childcare CPR & First Aid Program
  • Vermont Department of Health, EMS - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Virginia Department of Health, Office of EMS - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Virginia Department of Social Services, Division of Licensing Programs - Childcare
  • Washington Department of Early Learning - Childcare CPR & First Aid
  • Washington Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Childcare and Early Learning
  • Washington Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical and Trauma Prevention
  • West Virginia Office of EMS (Professional Rescuer Program)
  • Wisconsin Department of Children and Family
  • Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services, EMS Unit - Professional Rescuers Program
  • Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Department
  • Wisconsin, The Registry
  • Wyoming Department of Family Services, STARS Program - Childcare CPR and First Aid
  • Wyoming Department of Health, Office of EMS - Professional Rescuers Program

 

Great course. I would definitely recommend others to attend.

- Steve Stirn

Mary did an awesome job… [She] really prepared me to teach a class.

- Kay Brown